Integrated Hydrology + Data Science

Texas Gulf Coast Groundwater and Land Subsidence

The Challenge

The Houston-Galveston region represents one of the largest areas of land-surface elevation change, or subsidence, in the United States. Most of the land subsidence in this region has occurred as a direct result of groundwater withdrawals for municipal supply, commercial and industrial use and irrigation. A web-based tool for exploring how groundwater, sediment compaction, and land-elevation change are related is needed to help resource managers make informed decisions on water usage.

Our Solution

IHDS developers created a two-part web application that included:

  • Designing a single page application to explain subsidence research in the gulf coast
  • Building a web map viewer to explore data collected from the last 40 years
  • Continuing to add additional data, such as PAM data, into the existing web application

What We Did

App Development

Data Integration

Javascript Development

Web Development

Web Map Development

Tools We Used

ArcGIS Server



SQL Server